441: Todd Becker On Getting Stronger By Adding Stress


Scientist and blogger Todd Becker is our guest on today’s episode of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

Todd Becker is the blogger behind the “Getting Stronger” blog, where he is a proponent of using the effects of Hormesis and stress to improve health and strength. What is hormesis? Listen in for the full explanation, but here’s a quote from Todd’s site:

Hormesis is a biological phenomenon whereby a beneficial effect (improved health, stress tolerance, growth or longevity) results from exposure to low doses of an agent that is otherwise toxic or lethal when given at higher doses.

Sounds a bit like homeopathy? Well, actually it’s not. Plus, according to Todd it is an accepted scientific principle, unlike homeopathy which generally is not. Listen in for all the details and why you just may need MORE stress rather than less!

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Todd Becker bio
“Getting Stronger” blog
Hormesis/Hormetism explained
Todd’s philosophy on diet

9 Responses to 441: Todd Becker On Getting Stronger By Adding Stress
  1. julien
    February 3, 2011 | 12:46 pm

    I love Todd Becker. excellent choice for an interview.

    • Jimmy Moore
      February 3, 2011 | 2:51 pm

      He is pretty amazing! :)

  2. Bev
    February 3, 2011 | 7:46 pm

    That was a great interview – thanks! He has some great methods to try for anyone seriously overweight.

  3. kem johnson
    February 3, 2011 | 9:33 pm

    I try to miss one breakfast (massive omlette, bacon and, this time of year, tomato slices fried in butter) and one lunch (a “big assed salad” a la M. Sisson) every fortnight. I think that’s a enough intermittent fasting. I don’t think I’d be keen to miss an evening meal. Too much good home produce for that here.

  4. Keri
    February 4, 2011 | 10:23 pm

    Another great show! I’m going to try this and see if it breaks my 3 month stall

    • Jimmy Moore
      February 6, 2011 | 1:40 pm

      Let us know how it goes for you, Keri!

  5. Elizabeth
    February 8, 2011 | 2:17 pm

    That cold shower idea sounds good… love this interview.

  6. Kim
    February 9, 2011 | 8:00 am

    Great podcast. Took a 30 second cold shower this morning. Yowza! That sure did wake me up! lol I do some IF a couple times a week and it definitely helps with fat loss.

  7. Sonya
    February 16, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Fascinating! I can tell I’m going to be lost in his blog for hours days!

    Thanks so much, Jimmy!

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